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Read more at: 'Signs of Spring' Photo Competition

'Signs of Spring' Photo Competition

22 February 2021

In the UK, the signs of spring are beginning to show, offering new hope for the year ahead. The days are getting longer, the snowdrops are out and buds are showing on the trees. So, we’ve chosen ‘signs of spring’ as the theme for our next CCI photo competition. We may not be able to explore as far afield as we’d like this...

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Read more at: Cambridge at COP26: Expression of Interest

Cambridge at COP26: Expression of Interest

22 February 2021

Cambridge at COP26: Expression of Interest Cambridge Zero is planning a submission for shared exhibition/event space at COP26 in November. We are keen for the breadth of Cambridge expertise to be represented and would therefore like to hear of any interest or plans you might have in engaging with COP: both in the run-up to...

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Read more at: Run for Pangolins: ITV News

Run for Pangolins: ITV News

18 February 2021

A PhD student at Cambridge University is doing a charity run dressed as a pangolin to highlight their struggle for survival. Charles Emogor has been fascinated by the scaly mammals since he was a little boy in Nigeria. Now he's to run for 8 hours dressed as one on World Pangolin Day (February 20) in a Covid-safe event to...

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Read more at: World Pangolin Day

World Pangolin Day

16 February 2021

In honor of World Pangolin Day, February 20, 2021, Save Pangolins is hosting a virtual charity run in support of our conservation programs. All eight species of pangolins are threatened with extinction, and for World Pangolin Day our friend and pangolin conservationist Charles will be running in a pangolin suit for eight...

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Read more at: CCI Endangered Landscapes Programme - Advancing and Applying Knowledge Grants

CCI Endangered Landscapes Programme - Advancing and Applying Knowledge Grants

10 February 2021

We are delighted to announce that we are now inviting applications for the Endangered Landscapes Programme ’s Advancing and Applying Knowledge grants . Expressions of Interest are welcomed from CCI partner organisations for projects that will advance any aspect of our understanding of or capacity to deliver landscape...

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Read more at: Managing and Leading Conservation Projects: Online

Managing and Leading Conservation Projects: Online

8 February 2021

“Leadership is arguably the most important attribute in the tool kit of a conservation biologist”. Dietz et al, 2004 Successful and high-achieving conservation biologists often find themselves in leadership roles within projects and organisations. However, they often lack the management and leadership training that enables...

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Read more at: Dasgupta Review: Nature’s Value Must be at the Heart of Economics

Dasgupta Review: Nature’s Value Must be at the Heart of Economics

8 February 2021

Story by Fred Lewsey Nature is a “blind spot” in economics. We can no longer afford for it to be absent from accounting systems that dictate national finances, or ignored by economic decision makers. This is according to an independent review on the economics of biodiversity, produced by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta from...

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Read more at: Climate Change May Have Driven the Emergence of SARS-CoV-2

Climate Change May Have Driven the Emergence of SARS-CoV-2

5 February 2021

Global greenhouse gas emissions over the last century have made southern China a hotspot for bat-borne coronaviruses, by driving growth of forest habitat favoured by bats. Governments must seize the opportunity to reduce health risks from infectious diseases by taking decisive action to mitigate climate change. Andrea...

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Read more at: CUGS Speakers Events

CUGS Speakers Events

3 February 2021

Join CUGS for a week of fantastic events that we hope you’ll all find super interesting and engaging, with some really inspiring speakers! Climate, CO 2 and Sea Level: Past is Prologue Maureen Raymo, Columbia University 18:00 Tuesday 9 th February Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/96569365997?pwd=...

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Read more at: Call for BAME Mentors to Work with Disabled Students

Call for BAME Mentors to Work with Disabled Students

1 February 2021

The Disability Resource Centre at the University of Cambridge is now recruiting mentors to work with disabled students. The closing date is Monday 15 February, 3pm. To find out more, including details of how to apply and the role description, please go to the Disability Resource Centre’s website: https://www.disability...

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